Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bennett Joshua Traeger

Bennett Joshua Traeger
Born May 19, 2010 at 9:31am
9lbs 10oz
21 3/4 in long

Mommy & Bennett are doing great!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One More Day...

Ok, with only one more day until Bennett is born, I figured I better update our happenings over the last few months... (otherwise once he's born, I'm sure it'll get lost in the shuffle) So, here's what we've been up to in pictures.

Back in March we went to Disneyland. Thanks to Seth's parents we were able to make a quick 2 day trip to Disneyland with Colton. We had SO MUCH FUN!! (My sister, Emily, attributes it to having 3 adults to 1 child) Colton LOVED everything about Disneyland and still wants to go back. For a "Sensory-Seeker" like Colton, his favorite was, of course, the Teacups! You've got to watch the video of him (especially watch his tongue).

Colton, Seth and my dad rode the Teacups a total of 6 times! He would've gone for more but Seth and dad were getting sick! I did ride it the last time though and no barfing :)
Since Christmas, Colton has been wanting to go camping. In fact, all he wanted for Christmas was a camping tent! On Friday, he got to go on his first Father's and Sons camp out. He was so excited and had so much FUN! He got to go hiking and swimming and cook his hotdog over the fire - Oh and of course sleep in a tent with a sleeping bag! He's all boy for sure!

So while Seth, Colton, Marc, Parker and Austin were at Father's and Sons, the "Girls" had a nice relaxing dinner at Cheesecake Factory - Ok, Ok, with 3 little girls it wasn't that relaxing but we did have fun!

On Saturday, the boys got home early and turned around and we all drove to the Gila Valley Temple open house. I was so excited for Colton to get to see inside of a Temple! It was pretty crowded but I think he liked it.

And one more picture for posterity (since I didn't take one right before I had Colton) And if you can believe it I was even bigger with Colton!

Not sure what's up with my face!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We borrowed Seth's parents camera last night and shot some video of Colton so we could finally update our blog!

I was serious when I said I can't blog without pictures/videos.

January/February has been great and Colton has hit so many milestones.

First, he moved up to the Sunbeam class at church and really had no issues making the transition.

Second, he "graduated" from speech therapy! It was 2 years ago in January that this whole process began and we can't believe how far he's come! The best is hearing him say the word "graduated"...

Third, he got to give the scripture during Primary Sharing Time. We had been working on memorizing the 1st Article of Faith so that was the scripture he did - all by himself! (He started getting nervous about it right before Church though, so I had to promise him some chocolate chips as a reward). He did it though without any help and was so cute! I'm pretty sure that even six months ago I didn't think this would be possible.

Colton reciting the First Article of Faith

Colton singing "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"

I've promised myself that when I'm having a hard day with Colton I'll watch these videos to remind myself just how great he is!

We are still looking for permanent employment but know that it will all happen according to Heavenly Father's timetable and not our own... although there are times when we wish He didn't "trust" us so much!

Our little baby boy is getting bigger... if you've seen me lately you know what I mean. I'll have to borrow the camera again and take a picture. Almost on a daily basis Colton walks up to me and says right to my belly: "Baby Bennett, can you hear me in there?" It still cracks me up! Oh and yeah, we're pretty sure he's going to be named Bennett! Still not sure on a middle name but we've got time.